In 1658 there was a wedding between Norway’s wealthiest heir, Karen Mowat and a poor but proud Danish nobleman. Karen Mowat and Ludvig Rosenkrantz were given the farm Hatteberg as a wedding present. They built their home here, and called it Rosendal. It was finished in 1665. A guided tour at Baroniet Rosendal is a tour through different epochs. The rooms are influenced by owners over 250 years, and the manor is preserved as a home – the way it was when the last owners left in 1927.Read more
Ludvig Rosenkrantz and Karen Mowatt’s little manor from the 1660s is surrounded by beautiful and historic grounds, including a Renaissance garden, a romantic landscape garden and the kitchen garden. From Rosendal Garden you get a grand view of the enveloping mountains Malmangernuten, melderskin and Laurdalstind, and of the waterfall Hattebergfossen and Hardangerfjorden. The garden has been built up over several hundred years of changing styles and fashions in gardening, Here you can experience more than 300 years of garden history.Read more
Also this year there will be two exhibitions. The first will present paintings by the Danish neoclassicist Chr. W. Eckersberg as an artistic parallel to Mozart, and the other is devoted to Olivier Messiaen, who also has a place in the programme, and his preferences within visual art – Robert Delauney, Georges Rouault and Georges Braque.Read more
Day trip by boat from Bergen/Os to Rosendal by the Hardangerfjord. Package deal with good discounts: Fjordcruise to/from Bergen/Os. Guided tour at the Manor. 2-course hot lunch in the Garden Café. Rosendal Gardens with roses in abundance. Art exhibition. The tour can easily be extended: Your return ticket is valid for 14 days!Read more
Our chef serves coffee and cake in the Tea Room, light lunches in Rosendal Greenhouse, and three or five course gourmet dinners in the Blue Dining Room. All menus are based on fresh ingredients from the newly restored Kithchen&Herb Garden in Rosendal Garden. Fresh ingredients are harvested daily throughout the season.Read more
Accommodation with breakfast in romantic surroundings at the Home Farm. Simple but comfortable overnight accommodation in original buildings from around 1850 with 24 rooms and 40 beds in total at the Home Farm and “Fruehuset”. 3-course dinner is offered in the Kitchen during the season. Meeting facilities available. Welcome!Read more
2018: to be announced mid January 2018.
We are already well into the autumn but the memory of this year’s festival remains with me as something very special. Special because of the place, the wonderful guests artists and above all the chance it gave us all to spend time in the company of Mozart’s astonishing music. I would like to thank everyone who was involved for making our second festival in Rosendal such a success.
We are now busy planning for next year’s festival which will take place from 9 - 12 August 2018. The full programme and guest artists will be revealed mid-January and we hope, meanwhile, that you are able to mark the dates in your calendar.
I can hardly wait!
Leif Ove Andsnes
Rosendal Chamber Music Festival in cooperation with the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation.